Axinite-(Fe)

Khapalu (Khaplu), Ganache District (Ghanche District), Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
Miniature, 3.6 x 2.9 x 0.8 cm
Start Time: 09/16/2021 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/23/2021 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $170
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Here we have a lovely miniature sized specimen of Axinite-(Fe) from this "Alpine-type" deposit in the Pakistani high mountains. The crystal is fairly gemmy with sharp faces, good luster and that classic "wedge"-shaped habit. The color is mostly a golden brown hue, but you can see slight purplish-clove highlights. When the crystal is backlit, it almost has a slightly "smoky" or "hazy" appearance. I don't see any major damage save the periphery where it was removed from the pocket wall. If you collect "Alpine-type" minerals, this is something that you rarely see on the market. These crystals compare quite favorably to the famous metamorphic Axinites that came out of Russia in the 1990s or true Alpine Axinites from France that were the standard for Axinite-(Fe) for a long time. It's not easy to find a crystal of Axinite this size from any locality, so don't miss out on this one as very few were found at Khapalu, and this is an older specimen going back to the mid 2000s.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $170 09/23/2021 6:53:16 pm (CDT)
Lghtngmcqn $160 09/23/2021 6:51:39 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $152 09/23/2021 6:51:39 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $150 09/23/2021 6:51:00 pm (CDT)
Lghtngmcqn $140 09/23/2021 6:48:25 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $137 09/23/2021 6:48:25 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $130 09/23/2021 6:47:10 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $120 09/23/2021 6:46:47 pm (CDT)
Lghtngmcqn $110 09/23/2021 6:40:12 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $100 09/23/2021 6:40:05 pm (CDT)
Lghtngmcqn $90 09/23/2021 6:40:05 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $80 09/23/2021 6:38:59 pm (CDT)
Lghtngmcqn $70 09/23/2021 6:12:29 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $62 09/23/2021 6:12:29 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $60 09/23/2021 6:07:08 pm (CDT)
Lghtngmcqn $50 09/21/2021 7:14:58 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $45 09/20/2021 11:15:06 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $45 09/20/2021 11:15:06 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $25 09/19/2021 6:04:03 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $20 09/19/2021 6:04:03 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 09/19/2021 1:02:25 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 09/17/2021 6:15:37 pm (CDT)
* Proxy Bid Battle: In the event of two customers inputting matching proxy bids, the leading bid goes to the earliest of the two proxy bids. Tie winners are shown in bold.